A Generator For Sea Waves

September 28, 2017 | 3 Comments

Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST) researchers have developed turbines to convert the power of ocean waves into clean, renewable energy. Professor Shintake and the Quantum Wave Microscopy Unit at OIST began by starting a project titled “Sea Horse,” aiming to harness energy from the Kuroshio ocean current that flows from the eastern coast […]

St John’s College, University of Cambridge, researchers have quantified the astonishingly high speeds at which future perovskite solar cells would have to operate in order to stretch what are presently seen as natural limits on their energy conversion efficiency. The study investigating perovskite photovoltaic suggests that these could achieve unprecedented levels of super-efficiency. But to […]

Drexel University researchers are making a fabric-like electrode material that could help make batteries and supercapacitors safer, better and less expensive. The new material also offers more operating speed while reducing the potential for leaks or disastrous meltdowns. Their design for a new supercapacitor, which looks something like a furry sponge infused with gelatin, offers […]

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) scientists have developed a new electrocatalyst that can directly convert carbon dioxide into multicarbon fuels and alcohols using record-low inputs of energy. The work is the latest in a round of studies tackling the challenge of a creating a clean chemical manufacturing system that can put carbon dioxide to good […]

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) scientists have harnessed the power of photosynthesis to convert carbon dioxide into fuels and alcohols at efficiencies far greater than plants. The achievement marks a significant advance in the effort to move toward sustainable sources of fuel. Many systems have successfully reduced carbon dioxide to chemical and fuel precursors, such […]

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